After gaining the promotion into the Premier League playoff, Huddersfield Town won its first two fixtures in the English uppermost division. The impressive start that the Terriers had registered came to a halt as the Yorkshire club has gone five games without a win in all competitions. David Wagner's side will be hosting the rampant Manchester United which has only failed to score a goal in the last weekend's 0-0 draw at Liverpool since the season began.

The Red Devils travel to John Smith's Stadium on Saturday afternoon to play against the league newcomers after failing to record a win in the last trip they made to Anfield last weekend.

Manchester United are fresh from the midweek victory they registered in Portugal in Champions League after narrowly beating Benfica 1-0 in their 100% start in the competition. Jose Mourinho's side currently trails city rivals, Manchester City by just two points.

Talking points

The hosts have returned to Premier League for the first time since 1970 and are keen to make their stay last in the division. The Terriers were the first team to win three consecutive league titles in England, but Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have since matched the feat.

The Yorkshire club hasn't won any of the last five Premier League matches where they've drawn in two while losing the remaining three. The poor rn has placed Huddersfield Town at the twelfth spot in the league standings and are aware that slip in the game against Europa League champions could see the hosts fall to the eighteenth place.

After finishing sixth in the league last season, Manchester United has begun the English title quest on a high note as Mourinho's side is undefeated in the league this term. The impressive form that the Red Devils have exhibited so far shows why the team from Manchester leads other clubs with the English title tally with Manchester United clinching a record 20 titles.

Manchester United is undefeated in the last ten Premier League games, keeping nine clean sheets in the process. Huddersfield Town has failed to clinch a victory in the last six Premier League failing to score a goal in five matches in that process. Six of the previous seven Premier League matches Huddersfield Town has played have seen less than three goals on each occasion.

Team news

The hosts head into the fixture still missing the same players who didn't travel to Wales in 2-0 defeat at Swansea City. The four players sidelined with injuries include; Jon Gorenc-Stankovic, Michael Hefele, Collin Quaner, and Kasey Palmer. A crisis could be looming for the hosts as Steve Mounie, and the two-times Young Player of the Year at the club, Philip Billing remaining doubtful for the game after picking minor injuries at Swansea. However, David Wagner is relieved after welcoming the injured Aaron Mooy back to the team with Australian player staying on the bench in the defeat to Swansea.

Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are automatic absentees as they are sidelined with injuries.

Marcus Rashford picked up a knee injury in the 0-1 win in Portugal thus remaining doubtful for the match while Phil Jones could recover in time to line up against Huddersfield. Marcos Rojo will need at least two weeks to gain the right fitness status for key matches.


It seems like hosts winless run is going to continue given that they are facing one of the best side currently in the league. Jose Mourinho's team has been rampant this season only more than a goal on three occasions in all competitions. Machester United will most likely beat the Terriers with the Red Devils trying to keep pace with Manchester City who will be having an easy home fixture against Burnley.

After failing to see the net in the two games that Manchester United has struggled, Romelu Lukaku who tops in the league's scorers board will likely to score a goal or two.

However, the Red Devils who have now played two successive games away from home will find it difficult to keep a clean sheet since the host is fresh after a seven-day rest.

Final score prediction: Huddersfield Town 1-4 Manchester United.